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There are substantial reasons for small business owners to start a 401(k) retirement plan for themselves and their employees. Unfortunately, myth, misperception and general lack of knowledge regarding 401(k) plans cause many small businesses to avoid moving in that direction. Read More
Last week’s conversation featuring Esteban Kolsky’s ExCom 2016 presentation on why customer service won’t exist in ten years sparked some very interesting conversations. Another presentation from the conference also captured people’s attention. Here is an edited transcript from Constellation Resea Read More
Influencer Marketing Days (IMD) is a conference slated for November 14-15 in New York City that intends to address the growing interest in the concept of marketing through influencers.

Is this a trend *you* should explore too? Read More
The latest Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute stated that 88 percent of B2B organizations are using content marketing, yet only 30 percent of them think it’s effective.
Some marketers believe that producing content for B2B industries is difficult and that B2C mark Read More
Whether its for disaster recovery, retirement or other business eventualities, Millennial entrepreneurs seem better prepared then their older counterparts, a recent poll finds.
Nationwide’s Small Business Indicator — a survey conducted by Harris Poll of 502 U.S. small business owners in mid-June — Read More
Coca-Cola is giving back — water, that is. Ten years ago, the company pledged to replenish all of the water it used in its finished beverages. And it has now completed that goal about five years early. Read More
A bonus is additional compensation paid to an employee. As the job market heats up, the competition among employers to attract and retain good workers is growing. Bonuses may be a way for your company to gain a competitive edge in the job market. This is especially true for small businesses that ma Read More
After the years we spend learning to write formally for academia, content writing at first seems a little unnatural, mainly because blog writing lends itself to a certain brevity and casualness in both style and tone. What I’ve found is true for me as well as other bloggers is that proofreading and Read More
There are so many different ways to market a business online these days. But luckily, you don’t need to try all of them in order to find out what works. Members of our small business community have already done some of the legwork for you. Here are some of their top tips for developing an effective Read More
Could your leadership survive a crisis? If your company depended on one critical decision and only you could make it, would that decision be based on the bottom line or principle? These are questions that Lee Ellis, former Vietnam war fighter pilot and a five-year survivor of a prison war camp, str Read More

Give millennials a reason to stay - The benefits that can help you retain young talent

Job-changing is fast and furious in the early years of millennials’ careers: Young adults born in the early ‘80s …
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Adam Gottlieb @FrugalEntrepren Schools Businesses with Real Life Experience

While most other high school kids were simply worried about passing math and physics or finding a job for the summer, … More
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